Psychotherapy in America is a product of its historical and geographic contexts. Historian and psychologist Philip Cushman traces the parallel developments of psychotherapy and a distinct American concept of the self. He explores how some of the most troubling aspects of our political and social life - racism, consumerism, and social inequality - are both reflected in and reinforced by the practice of psychotherapy. It is an engaging narrative that illuminates psychoanalytic concepts and suggests a clinical approach that avoids reproducing the status quo. Join us for five weeks of moderated discussion.
Date: Sundays, January 23 - February 20, 2022
Time: 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Place: via Zoom (a link will be included in your registration confirmation email)
Marc Beitz, moderator, received his BA in Philosophy from Williams College and his MSW from the University of St Thomas. He is a Clinical Fellow at the MPSI Psychotherapy Center and represents MPSI on the steering committee of the Psychotherapy Action Network (psian.org).
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Marc at email@example.com or Kylie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week 1: Jan 23 - Chs. 1 - 3
Week 2: Jan 30 - Chs. 4 - 6
Week 3: Feb 6 - Ch. 7
Week 4: Feb 13 - Ch. 8
Week 5: Feb 20 - Chs. 9, 10